In his award-winning play, which premiered in Boston in 2011, American playwright Stephen Karam examines the issues in a thoroughly original, brilliantly constructed and thematically compelling way. Now getting its belated European premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, Sons of the Prophet is an enthralling experience, both intellectually and emotionally.
Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet at the Hampstead Theatre, first staged in 2011, makes its European debut here by starting a lot of conversations that it doesn’t manage to finish.
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An opportunity to see this play in dress rehearsal was snaffled away from me at the last minute so stubbornly, I’d opted not to see it. But the offer of a friend’s spare ticket and the good notices that Patsy Ferran’s performance seemed to be universally receiving eventually got me along to the Trafalgar Studios’ smaller space.
Starring Douglas Booth, Tony Revolori, Patsy Ferran and Charlotte Lucas, Stephen Karam’s American play Speech & Debate gets its UK premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2, where it runs until 1 April 2017. What have critics been saying about it?
Ten years on, this teenage ‘coming out’, social media/quirky comedy proves a perfect vehicle for the rising star that is Patsy Ferran.
Defibrillator today announce initial casting update for the UK premiere of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam whose play The Humans won four Tony Awards this year, including Best Play. The production runs from 22 February to 1 April 2017, with a press night on 24 February.